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Commentary: Time for a Presidential Pardon for Jack Johnson
President Obama should grant a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the early 20th century heavyweigh...


Senate Urges Obama to Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson
The Senate has voted to urge President Obama to pardon posthumously the first heavyweight boxing ch...


Race's Role in Presidential Pardons
New research reveals that race seems to matter when it comes to receiving a pardon from a president...


Republican Lawmakers Renew Call for Presidential Pardon of Jack Johnson
Sen. John McCain and Rep. Peter King are lobbying for a presidential pardon for boxing great Jack J...


Haitian Leader Could Pardon Duvalier
Haiti's president suggested Thursday that he might pardon former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, say...


Justice Dept.: Not Time to Pardon First Black Heavyweight Champ
Justice Dept.: Not Time to Pardon First Black Heavyweight Champ...


Senate Urges Obama to Pardon First Black Champ
The Senate urged President Barack Obama Wednesday to pardon the late black heavyweight champion Jac...


Nevada Focuses on Pardon for Boxer Jack Johnson
Nevada focuses on pardon for first black boxing champ....


Woman Asks Obama to Cut 27-year Term for Crack
WASHINGTON – A woman serving a 27-year prison term for a crack cocaine conspiracy is asking P...


Bush Snatches Back a Pardon
With the potential of a scandal to mark one of his last official acts as commander in chief, Presid...


Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Apologizes
The Iraqi journalist who tried to bean President Bush with his shoes is begging not to be sent to p...


Commentary: Correcting a Blemish in the Criminal Justice System
President Obama provided clemency to eight people who were sentenced under old, harsh guidelines in...


Alabama Lawmakers Vote in Favor to Pardon Scottsboro Boys
Alabama lawmakers voted in favor of legislation to pardon the Scottsboro Boys, who were falsely acc...


NAACP Gives New Evidence for Wilmington 10 Pardon
The civil rights group finds notes from the trial's prosecutor indicating racist tactics were at pl...


N.C. Senate Weighs Reconstruction Governor's Pardon
North Carolina's lawmakers are deciding whether to pass judgment on a decision by their Reconstruct...


Sister's Kidney Donation Condition of Miss. Parole
JACKSON, Miss. – For 16 years, sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott have shared a life behind bars ...


Commentary: From One Brother to Another
African-Americans should stand up for what's right, not necessarily Right....


Commentary: Unemployment Numbers Prove Government Needs to Do More
To help lower the unemployment numbers, the U.S. must invest in education to create well-trained wo...


State of Georgia Executes Troy Davis
Troy Davis was executed at 11:08 p.m. Wednesday by the state of Georgia after the U.S. Supreme Cour...


Mississippi Approves Bill for Civil Rights Museum
Earlier this week, Mississippi lawmakers approved a bill authorizing the construction of a museum d...

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